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Silver spoon jewelery
Purplezebra49 - Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 12:31pm
Hi, I just joined so I hope this is where i post a question. I have annealed sterling silver spoons to bend into rings. I have a few problems. First, do i need to use flux to anneal? Second, should I be using the 'yellow' part of the flame or the blue to anneal? I find it really hard to know when it has reached the right temperature as it never reaches the 'cherry' color that it supposedly is to be. Finally, after I anneal the silver it has the appearance of a brushed steel, not the real shine of silver. What am i doing wrong? I put the spoon in pickle (PH Down), but it has lost it's shine before I put it in it.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.